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About Smith Libraries
Smith students and faculty thrive on the exceptional library resources and services that lie at the heart of the Smith experience. Join the hundreds of alumnae and other supporters who help maintain the excellence of Smith’s libraries through philanthropy. Below are ways you can support the Libraries.
Donate online to New Neilson Library (Select Resourceful Smith) - Your contribution supports the major renovation of Neilson Library and the Alumnae Gymnasium, and ensures that Neilson Library continues to be a vibrant hub for learning and scholarship. To learn about leadership giving opportunities in Neilson and the Alumnae Gym, contact Betsy Carpenter ‘93, Director of Development at 413-585-2052 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donate online to Smith College Libraries - Select a dollar amount, then choose one of the following funds:
Donate online to Smith College Special Collections - The Libraries’ Special Collections have special needs. To explore unique funding opportunities that support Special Collections development priorities, please contact the Director of Special Collections, Elizabeth Myers, email@example.com.
Note: If you would prefer to send a check, please make it out to Smith College with the name of the fund on the memo line and mail it to: Smith College Gift Accounting Office, 33 Elm Street, Smith College, Northampton, MA 01063. Gifts of securities may be made by calling 800-526-2023. Direct queries about library gifts to Mary Irwin, Libraries Development Officer, 413-585- 2903 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gifts of books and other materials that meet the criteria of the Libraries’ collecting policy are welcome. Read more about Gifts of Materials. Note: Neilson and Young libraries are not accepting gifts until further notice while Neilson Library undergoes a major reconstruction.
Please contact Special Collections for donations of manuscript materials, rare books, and archives.
With matching gifts, it is possible to double, triple, or even quadruple your impact. Find out here if your company matches employee charitable contributions.
Library endowments provide a steady stream of income that protects the Smith Libraries in variable economic times. Library endowments provide critical funds as well as honor Smith alumnae and friends. To learn about specific library needs and how to create an endowment contact the Libraries Development Officer, Mary Irwin, email@example.com.
Planned gifts can be of enormous benefit by ensuring the future well-being of the Libraries with built-in benefits for you and your family. Smith College planned giving staff will be pleased to provide you with information about and support in making a bequest, charitable gift annuity, or charitable trust.
All gifts to the Smith College Libraries are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law.